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Prison inmates get extra 9 months in jail for recording rap video and posting it to YouTube

By Mason White 4:57 AM December 28, 2015
Moysha Shepherd and Demehl Thomas 

By: Tanya Malhotra
Two prison inmates were slapped with additional months behind bars after being accused of recording a rap video and uploading it to YouTube, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

25-year-old Moysha Shepherd of Handsworth, and 25-year-old Demehl Thomas of Highgate, had their prison sentences extended by nine months each after using a smuggled mobile phone to record the rap video.

They both pleaded guilty to violating the 1952 Prison Act.

They could have been sentenced to two years in prison, but they received a lighter sentence as part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors.

Thomas, who uses the stage name Remitex, is serving a seven-year prison sentence after being convicted of aggravated robbery.

Shepherd, a father of six children, is serving a five-year prison sentence for dangerous driving and for his involvement in a plot to break out of prison.

According to the police investigation, as the two defendants were serving time in the Birmingham prison, a third inmate used a smuggled phone to record the rap song.

The 3-minute video was then posted on YouTube, where it went viral. In the lyrics, Thomas boasted of making drug and stabbing his rivals in the neck.

Also made derogatory remarks about women.